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A magnificent team of seven daredevils took their fundraising to new heights when they completed a skydive to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Premature babies on the Special Care Baby Unit at Rotherham Hospital are being cared for with extra special hugs thanks to funding for new comforting sleeping aids.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are once again set to
celebrate the amazing work of colleagues throughout the hospital and community
setting at the annual Proud Awards.
It has been a record-breaking year with almost 500
nominations from colleagues and the public. We would like to thank
A keen walker is celebrating her 65th birthday in style by trekking 65 miles between the three local hospitals which helped her to beat blood cancer.
Kangaroos and baby joeys were the inspiration for a special event celebrating the importance of skin to skin contact for parents and their newborns.
A team of daredevil fundraisers will be taking to the skies to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is encouraging people to raise a cuppa at the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July to help raise money for the incredible NHS.
conference held by the Trauma and Orthopaedics Department has been hailed a
success with hundreds of delegates in attendance over the four days.
free, one-day course, ‘Orthopaedics for Primary Care’, featured talks by our
team of consultants with demonstrations of various techniques cov
Poorly youngsters are hitting the high notes at Rotherham Hospital thanks to a new partnership with musical duo Brightside Music.
What does good patient and public involvement look like? Help shape the NHS South Yorkshire People and Communities Strategy The NHS in changing in 2022 to make sure everybody works together to provide the best care for everyone. How you receive your care, and where from is unlikely to change. The change is
Following the publication of
the second and final Ockenden Report into Maternity Services, The Rotherham NHS
Foundation Trust would like to express our heartfelt condolences to all the
Maternity Services in England
are under a lot of scrutiny and surveillance, focusing on Materni
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are calling on patients, carers and colleagues to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Trust’s 2022 Proud Awards. The Proud Awards are an opportunity to recognise the vital work that goes on within the Trust, whether that is on the front line or
Thursday 24 March is World TB Day.
Tuberculosis (TB) today remains
an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly 1.5 million
people each year, mostly in developing countries.
TB is caused by a bacteria
known as mycobacteria-tuberculosis. The most common symptoms of TB are a cough,
To mark World TB Day, we caught up with TB Nurse, Bethany Rose who joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) in March 2021. We found out what she's been up to and if she's still enjoying her new role, one year on.
How have you found your first year as a TB Nurse at TRFT?
Really good. I've had l
A brand-new initiative to give patients more control of their appointments and reduce the number of ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) at clinics, has been launched at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Patient Hub prompts patients, via text message or email, to access a secure online portal using key details suc
A husband and wife duo from
Rotherham have decided to honour their Community Nurse by naming a
newly-created flower after her.
TB Specialist Nurse, Tracey
Turton, has been looking after Marlene Willoughby since she developed TB in September
2019. Tracey would regularly make visits to Marlene’s home
Have you ever thought about becoming a Member of the Trust? The Trust is holding an engagement session on Thursday night for local people interested in learning more about becoming a Member of the Trust. The event will be held on the hospital site on Moorgate Road in the Lecture Theatre on 17 March from 5.30p
The legacy of a baby who was sadly stillborn will live on in a new Purple Butterfly suite at Rotherham Hospital, thanks to his family’s incredible fundraising.
Parents who tragically lose a child will now be able to spend precious time with their loved ones following a donation from charity 4Louis.
One of our colleagues has painted a beautiful picture of
Whiston for the Whiston Suite, to brighten up the day for patients and staff
Roger Hargreaves, Phlebotomist, said he painted the
watercolour during the Covid period and brought it in to the hospital recently.
He said: “I thought it was
Two Clinical Coder Apprentices have passed
their courses to become Trainee Clinical Coders, which is a first for The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Hannah Webb and Kitty Jennings joined the
Clinical Coding Team 18 months ago as Apprentice Clinical Coders on the
Clinical Coding Level 3 Apprenticeship
Daredevil fundraisers are being sought to take part in a skydive to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
From Monday 7 March, visiting
hours across adult wards at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be
Throughout the Covid-19
pandemic, visiting hours have been restricted, and at times stopped altogether,
however, the new hours will see visitors able to be with loved ones from 11am
to 8pm, s
In recognition of World Hearing Day, the Ear Care and Audiology
Service are raising awareness of the importance of safe listening as a means of
hearing loss prevention and giving us some tips to protect our ears.
It is estimated that over 11 million people in the UK are
deaf or hard of hearing. This
Choir members have raised funds to the tune of £1,466 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Relatives of those who have sadly lost at a loved one can now celebrate and remember their lives by funding an engraved leaf on the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s new memory tree.
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you
care about healthcare and want to get involved in the NHS?
You can do something by standing in The Rotherham NHS
Foundation Trust’s Governor Elections.
If you care about your local community and about the
services the Trust provides to
The family of a woman who sadly died following a battle with Covid-19 have unveiled a beautiful new sculpture in her memory.
A brand-new initiative to give patients more control of
their appointments and reduce the number of ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) at
clinics, has been launched at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Patient Hub prompts patients, via text message or email, to access a
secure online portal using key
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity helped to spread the love on Valentine’s Day by treating staff to chocolate cupcakes and a cuppa.
The Maternity team at The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating this week as results from the
CQC’s 2021 Maternity Survey show they are ‘better than most trusts’ for
Women aged 16 and over, who
had a baby in February 2021 were invited to take part in the survey
Monday 14 February, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is reintroducing
visitors to appropriate wards, with guidelines in place to help keep patients and
is open to all wards without Covid positive patients. Patients attending UECC
are still asked to attend alone, with the
The Rotherham NHS Foundation
Trust is looking for service users to offer views on
patient experience and help make services work better for local people at our next Public Panel event on Tuesday 15 February. This month's event will look at what it is like to live with a long-term condition.
Made up o
The Trust’s Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics is hosting a conference in May 2022, Orthopaedics for Primary Care.
The free one-day course will run for four days from 9-12 May, 2022, and will cover the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions including:
Specific for GPs and Phys
Thanks to a bumper month of festive fundraising the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is one step closer to refurbishing the Children’s Ward play area - now we need your help to shape how it looks.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has funded sensory boxes filled with resources to help patients feel relaxed as they wait for their treatment.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is one step closer to funding the refurbishment of the Children’s Ward outdoor play area thanks to a bumper month of festive fundraising.
within adult inpatient wards at Rotherham Hospital is being temporarily
suspended with immediate effect due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19
variant in the local community. Rotherham currently has the highest community infection
rate in South Yorkshire, and one of the highest across York
The Trust’s Infant Feeding Team is launching a campaign in
March 2022 to raise awareness across Rotherham of the importance of
breastfeeding and to make feeding in public easier for new parents.
Anxiety around feeding in public is a significant barrier
to breastfeeding, and this campaign is designed to s
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Alcohol Liaison Team
has been awarded funding from NHS England to develop an outreach team for those
people who need it most across Rotherham. The jobs, which include four outreach
support worker roles, are hoped to be filled in the New Year.
The new Community O
Cheryl Graham is
a newly appointed research nurse at the Trust, whose job is to support the
research team by finding participants who are currently in the hospital.
The Trust is
working on a number of studies ranging from pneumonia treatments to oxygen
We caught up
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has introduced new guidance for visitors to help
keep patients and staff safe.
visiting a loved one in the hospital is advised to obtain a negative lateral
flow test, at home, on each day that they plan to visit. This is to help reduce
the spread of Covid-19 an
Generous sisters have donated sensory toys to make youngsters being cared for on the Children’s Ward at Rotherham Hospital smile this Christmas.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation
Trust is looking for service users to join its Public Panel, to offer views on
patient experience and help make services work better for local people.
Made up of patients, carers
and the general public, the Public Panel will advise the Trust of their lived
experience of hospital
TB Specialist Nurse and Service Lead, Tracey Turton is delighted to have been successful in her application to become a member of the Queen's Nursing Institute. This means Tracey is now invited to join the network of Queen's Nurses, who are committed to providing the highest standards of care whilst striving fo
Jo O’Meara, member of pop band
S Club 7, made a surprise appearance at Rotherham Hospital on Friday 26
November to unveil a very special memorial bench.
The bench is in memory of UECC
Health Care Assistant, Adele Sheppard, a much-loved friend and colleague who
sadly passed away earlier this year. Adele’
Space has kick-started its popular choir again after almost two years.
choir, which is designed to help people with chronic respiratory conditions,
has been a feature of Breathing Space for years but was forced to stop in 2020
due to Covid-19.
Breathing Space choir is made up
members of the Trust’s Integrated Rapid Response Team
have graduated from Sheffield Hallam University.
Astbury, 64, and Stephanie Bower, 53, both Clinical Support Workers, completed
their Foundation Degrees in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust had cause for celebration on Friday as
they enjoyed their annual Proud Awards.
The awards are an opportunity
to recognise and celebrate the individuals and teams within the Trust who consistently
go over and above to deliver outstanding care and support t
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging fundraisers to celebrate the festive season in style by wearing their silliest sweaters for Christmas Jumper Day.
Up to 100 parents
and children attended the Big Apple play centre in Rotherham to celebrate World
Prematurity Day with our team from the Rotherham NHS Foundations Trust’s Special
Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
There were purple
balloons, table covers and special gifts for children who attended the buzzing
This World Prematurity Day we wanted to introduce some
of the tiny patients who are currently in our Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and
getting stronger by the day thanks to the care from their amazing parents along
with our teams. Read more on our Facebook page .
Baby Theo and mum, Emma
“All of the
Festive fundraisers are being encouraged to walk, jog, run or cycle 5K to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity this Christmas.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Radiography Team have
been named top service in the country for reporting.
Model Hospital data for 2020/21 show that the service is
once again the top hospital in the UK for the percentage of plain film reports
produced by radiographers. The data are an NHS Impr
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Special Care Baby Unit
(SCBU) is celebrating World Prematurity Day on Wednesday November 17 by
inviting parents and former patients to a play area for a day of fun.
Prematurity Day is a chance to celebrate those miracle babies who were born
On Thursday we came together in the memorial garden to reflect on
the service of our armed forces, and remember those who made the ultimate
sacrifice to protect our communities.
Hannah Prosser opened the service before Executive Medical Director, Callum Gardner,
recited ‘In Flanders Fields’ by
Following their recent
commendation at the BMJ Awards, the Integrated Sexual Health team at The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust now have more to celebrate after winning the
contract with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to be the provider for all
sexual health services in the borough.
As sexual he
There’s been cause for
celebration for staff at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust following the
announcement of the shortlist for their annual Proud Awards.
The awards celebrate the
individuals and teams within the Trust who consistently go over and above to
deliver outstanding care and support to
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is marking the first anniversary of its memorial garden by transforming virtual flowers into real life blooms.
Midwives at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces with the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to ensure expectant mothers have access to key health information needed to support them through pregnancy.
The Trust marked Baby Loss
Awareness Week with a live-streamed memorial service at the hospital Chapel last
The Hospital entrance was also lit up in pink and blue to signify the special week.
During Baby Loss Awareness
Week, from 9-15 October, we remember all the little ones who have sadly d
Associate Community Matron for
the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Cerise Stubbings, is over the moon to have
been nominated as a Daily Mail Health Hero!
Cerise found out recently that
she has been shortlisted to the final seven, thanks to a joint nomination from
two families who she has worked extensiv
The Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Service has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the BMJ
Awards 2021 for their submission in the Women’s Health category.
Dr Nadi Gupta, Consultant in
Sexual Health at the Trust, submitted a project to the BMJ Awards earlier this
year, which looked at Long-Acting Revers
The Trust will be marking Baby Loss Awareness Week this
year with a live-streamed memorial at the hospital Chapel, which will be led by
the Chaplaincy office.
Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9-15 October, is a chance to
remember all the little ones who have sadly died over the year, and from
Our Annual Members’ Meeting
took place on 28 September and was held online again this year.
The meeting was an opportunity
for members of the public, colleagues and our partners to receive an update on
the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during the last financial year,
Trust’s Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics is hosting a conference in May 2022 called ‘Orthopaedics for primary care’.
The free one-day
course will run for four days from 9-12 May, 2022, and will cover the
diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions including:
Thousands of runners turned out to celebrate the return of the iconic Run for All Sheffield Half Marathon after a two year break, including five Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity fundraisers.
Organ Donation Week (20 to 26 September) NHS Blood and Transplant and The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are calling on people to talk to their families
about organ donation and leave them certain about their decision.
people in South Yorkshire are already on the NHS Organ Donor R
A coach company with a big heart celebrated a colleague successfully beating cancer by organising a fundraising trip to the seaside.
A pitch perfect football match was held in memory of a sports-mad dad to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
The Trust is holding its Annual
Members’ Meeting (AMM) on 28 September at 5.30pm.
The meeting will be held virtually again this year to keep
our patients and staff safe from the spread of Covid-19 and making it more
accessible for members of the public.
The session will feature a summary of the
the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Rotherham have shown our colleagues a huge
amount of support and we are extremely grateful for this. While restrictions
have eased, we still need your support.
services are currently very busy which means waiting times may be longer and
Daredevil sisters Amanda Haynes and Callie Drabble took a huge leap of faith when they completed a 14,000ft skydive to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
We are proud to be supporting the #InWithTheBins
campaign by installing sanitary bins in men’s toilet cubicles throughout
pioneered by ‘Trans Man Talks’ founder Quinn Pearse Brown, aims to increase the
provision of sanitary bins for trans men and non-binary people who st
at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are asking members of the public to treat
each other and healthcare staff with respect as Covid restrictions are eased.
healthcare services can lead to heightened emotions as people are worried,
scared or upset, but this can sometimes lead to discr
A physiotherapist at the Trust
has returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a stint working with some
of the top athletes in the world.
Brian Gilmore, who took the long
trip to Japan to work as a Doping Control Officer, is usually a member of the
Trust’s Community Hospital Admission Avoidan
The Trust’s Director of Health Informatics has been elected
to a UK-wide Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisory Panel.
James Rawlinson was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel for a
two-year term, making up a total of 12 NHS digital leaders.
The Panel is part of the Digital Health Network and is
Hospital recently partnered with local greengrocers, K.D Davis & Sons, to provide
staff and visitors the opportunity to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables
whilst on site.
located at the Main Entrance to the hospital, will be open every Tuesday and
Friday from 5.00am un
carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for
recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2021 Proud Awards.
awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s
exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver fir
health services run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are hosting an open
air fayre to promote the diverse range of services the NHS has to offer the
people of Rotherham.
care professionals from a number of services, including Diabetes, Ear Care and
Audiology, Heart Failure, Spe
A cancer patient has provided a lasting legacy to the hospital which cared for him by donating £2,000 to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
One of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Nurse
Consultants has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing.
Jacqui Pollington, Respiratory Nurse Consultant who is
based at Breathing Space, reviewed and updated a chapter on oxygen therapy.
Breathing Space is a dedicated servic
We’re delighted to announce
that our Integrated Sexual Health Service has been shortlisted for the BMJ
Awards 2021 (Women’s Health category).
The team have been invited to
a 25-minute virtual judging slot on 23 September where they will meet the
judges and present their Long-Acting Reversible Contr
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwifery Teams celebrated Home Birth Day on 6
number of home births in Rotherham is rising every year and Home Birth Day was
a chance to highlight this increasingly popular choice as well as the fantastic
teams who support the women who choose this opti
A 76-year-old walker showed that age really is just a number when she tackled the 96-mile West Highland Way to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for health and safety –
its eighth Gold Award in a row, giving the Trust the prestigious Gold Medal
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awarded the Trust the
Gold Medal Award for health and safety for 20
A new website that provides
consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals on health
issues affecting pregnant women, babies, children and young people across South
Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, has been launched.
On the ‘Healthier Together’
website www.sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk fami
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is taking part in an exciting research study for
a new Covid-19 vaccine.
by Global biotech company, Valneva, the vaccine is being manufactured at the
company’s site in Livingston, Scotland, and is the only inactivated, adjuvanted
(which means an
Two of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwives who
have clocked up a total of 88 years in Rotherham Hospitals have retired
Best friends, Jayne Manderson and Sharon Kaye, who are
“Rotherham born and bred” completed their final shifts at the end of June and are
now looking forward to
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Manager Damian Staples celebrated receiving the Royal seal of approval from the Queen in her New Year’s Honours List by collecting his medal.
Marvellous midwife Sarah Neal completed a 100k walk to keep the memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore alive and to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
A daring team of fundraisers braved 100 tons of mud and 25 gruelling obstacles along a 12k route to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Trust’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team at Breathing
Space has worked throughout the pandemic to help patients across Rotherham
manage their conditions.
team are delighted to be now offering face-to-face sessions again at the site’s
modern, multi-purpose gym on Badsley Moor Lane.
Car parking charges for patients
and visitors to Rotherham Hospital are being reintroduced from Monday 19 July
The charges have not been
increased since July 2019 and apply to the public car parks on the Rotherham
From 19 July 2021, the following
charges will apply:
Up to 30
During Dietitians' Week, we highlighted some of the nutrition messages from our teams.
health messages we’ve shared on social media included
information on salt intake, cholesterol and the keto diet.
also heard from some of our Dietetic Assistants (DA) to find out about wh
A groundbreaking stop smoking programme, which
has the potential to save up to 2,000 lives and 4,000 hospital readmissions a
year, has been launched across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
The QUIT Programme is being delivered by South
Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS) in par
celebrating Volunteers Month and we wanted to highlight some of the fantastic
people who help the Trust every day.
Although this year
has been tough, the Trust has still managed to retain some of our volunteers
for various roles, working within the COVID-19 restrictions.
Midwife Sarah Neal has been putting her best foot forward in memory of national hero Sir Captain Tom Moore to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Fundraisers can now support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity when they shop at The Stock Shop.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is urging people to raise a cuppa at the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July to help raise money for the incredible NHS.
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